Faith, Life Musings, Writing

In the Middle

Recently I was one of four seniors invited to share reflections on my time as an English major at Wheaton College with the students and faculty of the English Department. I thought I would share my reflections with you.  Stories are all about time. Time is the fabric of story, and stories are the shaping… Continue reading In the Middle

Book of the Month, Read-to-Write, Writing

Book of the Month: The Thief

The Thief By Megan Whalen Turner Greenwillow Books, 2005 Eugenides--Gen, for short--can steal anything. Or so he claims. But big boasts and an impressive resume of thievery are bound to catch the eye of important people. Before he knows it Gen faces a unique alternative. Either rot in a royal prison cell or go to… Continue reading Book of the Month: The Thief

Book of the Month, Read-to-Write, Writing

Book of the Month: Silence

Silence by Shusaku Endo Taplinger, 1980 Can't wait to read this book? Amazon Although this book is certainly not new--it was originally published in 1966--it is quite new to me. I had not heard of it until it appeared on a textbook list for one of my classes during the spring. I read it, I… Continue reading Book of the Month: Silence

My Work, Writing

A Midsummer’s Anniversary

Nearly four years have come and gone since the idea for my everlasting novel-in-progress sprang into my imagination. It’s been a full four years – with good times and painful times all mixed together. Beautiful has traveled alongside me in the transition from high school to college. I have known periods of glittering inspiration and… Continue reading A Midsummer’s Anniversary